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Box Office: Madras Cafe gets fair opening

August 26, 2013 16:57 IST

Box Office: Madras Cafe gets a fair opening

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John Abraham's Madras Cafe, which opened in theatres last week, had a fair weekend -- especially at multiplexes -- and it's improving each day.

Monday saw a drop in the collections, especially in single screen theatres. 

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Cast: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri

Director: Shoojit Sircar

What works: Great script, amazing performances

What doesn't: Slow pace, second half drags

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict:  Fares well over the weekend

Read the review here


Image: John Abraham in Madras Cafe


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Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara

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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

Director: Milan Luthria

What works: Good production values, some good dialogues

What doesn't: Bad story, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Below average

Read the reviews: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Image: Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan in Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara


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Chennai Express

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Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

Director: Rohit Shetty

What works: The film starts well, family entertainer

What doesn't: Too many holes in the plot, lots of bad jokes.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Blockbuster

Read the reviews: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma / Aseem Chhabra

 


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express


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BA Pass

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Cast: Shilpa Shukla, Rajesh Sharma, Geeta Sharma

Director: Mohan Sikka

What works: Good performances, well made film

What doesn't: Nothing

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Average 

Read the review here


Image: Shilpa Shukla in BA Pass


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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Prakash Raj, Pawan Malhotra

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

What works: Great script, amazing performances

What doesn't: Too long.

Number of weeks: 6

BO verdict: Hit

Read the reviews: Sukanya Verma / Aseem Chhabra


Image: Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


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